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post #43 of Old 04-17-2013
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Re: Why a racer for cruising discussion...

"I will say one thing though (about motoring): We try to avoid sailing when we will get bounced around too much. Sometimes you can avoid that and have a better voyage (not a better sail) by motoring."

Brian, by your definition of cruising (and mine intersects with yours on this point), why would you leave when you are going to get bounced around? Why would you leave when it's necessary to motorsail? And why would you need to "make time?" Personally, I like the idea of waiting for better weather; we're cruising, so what's the rush? My dear wife has a job, so she is bound by her schedule, but I'm not and neither, I presume, is a full time cruiser.

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